Question: I am having Windows XP SP3 with system installed on C drive. Now, I have to increase the size of C by reducing the size of D or E. Which partitioning tool can help me change partition size in Windows XP without making any change on data or configuration?
Answer: MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended while system built-in Disk Management and DiskPart are not suggested. Firstly, Disk Management does not provide a function to adjust partition size unless users recreate new partitions. Secondly, DiskPart only works to NTFS partition. In addition, if there is no free space or unallocated space right contiguous to the partition which needs extending, DiskPart will be unable to enlarge a partition, too. On the contrary, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help change the size of both FAT partition and NTFS partition. Furthermore, it is able to extend a partition even if there is no free or unallocated space. Now, let’s see specific operations.
First of all, launch the partitioning tool in Windows XP to get the main interface:
In the main interface, all information about disk and partition is shown. Now, we show users how to extend partition C by taking unused space from D.
Then, select C and choose “Extend Partition” on the left to see the interface below:
Next, choose partition D to take free space and drag the sliding button to decide how much space to take. After that, click “OK” to return to the main interface.
At last, click “Apply” icon on the top to apply all changes. Now, we are successful to change partition size in Windows XP by using third party partitioning tool.
Here, we just show users steps to extend a partition. Actually, to shrink a partition in Windows XP is also quite easy. Therefore, MiniTool Partition Wizard can be regarded as the best tool for Windows XP users to change partition size.